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Pawn Play in the Endgame

Pawn Play in the Endgame

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Pawns play important roles in all phases of the game, but it's in the ending that it becomes obvious they are the stars of the show.  If you remember how to handle them you'll enjoy chess more and score more victories. Good Luck, IM John Grefe, 1973 U.S. Champion

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